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Ex-lawmaker to pay $31,000 to settle Ethics Commission suit


January 27, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former state legislator has reached a $31,000 settlement in a lawsuit filed by the Oklahoma Ethics Commission alleging he misused campaign funds.

Ex-Rep. Gus Blackwell has 60 days to pay, the Oklahoman reported . Blackwell agreed to pay $25,000 to the state government and another $6,000 to the commission.

The Ethics Commission's suit alleged Blackwell "triple-dipped" at times, purchasing gas using a campaign credit card, and then reimbursing himself from his campaign funds for travel and then accepting state money for the same travel. The agency also accused him in...

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